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Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

Type of Organization:
Advocacy NGO
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Mission Focus:
Climate Change, Economic Empowerment, governance, Sustainable Development, Transformative Justice, Women's Rights
Primary UNFCCC Constituency:
Women and Gender

WEDO is a global women’s advocacy organization aimed at promoting human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. Through building alliances among a range of stakeholders, WEDO works to ensure women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles are central to national and international policies, programs and practices. WEDO has been active in the COP negotiations since 2009; facilitating speakers, running advocacy initiatives, and coordinating the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) that supports women from developing countries to attend. WEDO also successfully co-coordinated an alliance to advocate gender considerations and language in the negotiation process.